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1999/10/27 Jersey Journal

Wed Pg 8, 431 words

McDonough is the successor of legendary Harrison Mayor Frank E. Rodgers, who served 48 years. He was my mentor,'' he says. He had a knack for making us all work together. We may have had our differences during the cau cuses, but by the time the council meetings came, we always voted nine to nothing.'' 

... father's tenure when the mayor or a councilman could just pick up the phone and find an unemployed constituent a job in town are over, he says. Which is why a lot is riding on the waterfront development plan. While new development is ushered in, McDonough must keep in mind an already overburdened school system. Right now we are renting 15 classrooms from Holy Cross,' he explains. The town, a special needs school district, is waiting for the state to release funding to build a new... 

overburdened school system.
From 1998-2005. 7 years nothing, Scandals, Trailers was the best I've seen
The town, a special needs school district
From 1998-2005. 7 years and still an Abott District
waiting for the state to release funding to build a new...
From 1998-2005. 7 Years; Still waiting....
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2003/06/17 Jersey Journal

Tue Pg 2, 807 words 

New Harrison High School could be ready by 2005  Steve Rosenberg, Journal staff writer

... freshman class would be the first to graduate there, in June 2006. "They are going after a very aggressive planning and building schedule, which targets the opening for the start of the 2005 school year," Board of Education Business Administrator Pete Higgins said. "But everything will have to go like clockwork. Any type of delay could push the date to December, but we will absolutely occupy the new building sometime during the 2005-06 school year. Plans for the three-story school... 

RUSH, RUSH PETER, DON'T WORRY ABOUT CONTAMINATION!!
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2000/08/03 jERSY JOURNAL

Thu Pg 5, 983 words 

Look inside 'new' Harrison Library 

... town council in 1997. Another $100,000 - to be used specifically to purchase furniture, equipment, computers and books for the children's library - came from various fund-raisers that residents held in 1990, for the town's bicentennial celebration, Higgins said. The renovation delays have caused some complaints from patrons, Lucas says. Residents can use the computers and small library at the high school, which has newspapers but doesn't have a large book or periodical selection.... 

what a disgrace!

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2003/06/17 Tue Pg 2, 807 words New Harrison High School could be ready by 2005

Steve Rosenberg, Journal staff writer ... part of the project would include. They accommodated almost everything. "We are going to be so far beyond what we are now," he said. "For years, we leave this building and have to walk between a half- and three-quarters of a mile to get to either JFK Stadium or West Hudson Park. Now we will have two full-sized, all-weather fields. It will be like a suburban setting in an inner-city. A lot of problems will now be eliminated." Higgins was also surprised to get everything the district...

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Graduate High school or higher: 69.3% (Thats a "D+", horrible)

with Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.9% (Thats 1 out of 5, who would want to raise their kids here?)

Graduate or professional degree: 10.1%

Unemployed: 7.7%

http://www.city-data.com/city/Harrison-New-Jersey.html

These numbers are horrible. McDounough has never addressed this problem.Who would want to move into a newly developed home with these numbers?

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Graduate High school or higher: 69.3% (Thats a "D+", horrible)

with Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.9% (Thats 1 out of 5, who would want to raise their kids here?)

Graduate or professional degree: 10.1%

Unemployed: 7.7%

http://www.city-data.com/city/Harrison-New-Jersey.html

These numbers are horrible.  McDounough has never addressed this problem.Who would want to move into a newly developed home with these numbers?

Do you think the #'s in Jersey City or Hoboken were better??They move here because of location not what degree their neighbor has.To afford the new housing I'm sure they are going to be professionals .It's called gentrification.The lower levels get pushed out.Some secret racists call it urban development.Get out of your house Johnny.

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It's called gentrification.The lower levels get pushed out.Some secret racists call it urban development.Get out of your house Johnny.
Eventualy you have Kids, unless your the Mayor, and then EDUCATION is Priority.
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School Officials

Superintendent of Schools:

Anthony R. Comprelli

Assistant Superintendent of Schools:

Frederick G. Confessore

Board of Education:

James A. Fife, Current President

James J. Giger

Joseph R. Bubenas

Harold G. Stahl

Yvonne Ma

Kimberly Woods

Maria J. Vila

Eileen Schimenti

Board Secretary/School Business Administrator:

M. Christine Scarpa

Board of Education Business Manager:

James F. Battalino

UNTILL THAT NEW SCHOOL ON CONTAMINATED LAND COMES, THESE PEOPLE, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF 1 OR 2, ARE TRUE FAILURES! NO FIELDS FOR THE KIDS OF HARRISON, TRAILORS FOR CLASS ROOMS, LIES ABOUT SCHOOLS ON THE OLD NICOLES RESTAURANT. WHEN GREED AND MONEY COME BEFORE THE MAYOR, THE DEVELOPERS COME FIRST

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Graduate High school or higher: 69.3% (Thats a "D+", horrible)

with Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.9% (Thats 1 out of 5, who would want to raise their kids here?)

Graduate or professional degree: 10.1%

Unemployed: 7.7%

http://www.city-data.com/city/Harrison-New-Jersey.html

These numbers are horrible.  McDounough has never addressed this problem.Who would want to move into a newly developed home with these numbers?

take your degrees... i make money....

please dont ever equate an education level with success... you;ll be very surprised... do your research loser

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Guest College Grad
take your degrees... i make money....

please dont ever equate an education level with success... you;ll be very surprised... do your research loser

Oh Please, that's such BS. College graduates greatly out-earn high school grads. If you don't understand that, then we all know your education level.

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I believe that the Harrison Board of Ed is appointed position - therefore this allows the town ass kissers to hold yet another position within the community. If you want my personal opinion, these positions should be elected by the people of the town WHO SEND THEIR CHILDREN TO THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS. So they can vote on the person who is responsible for making decisions on behalf of their children and their education.

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Guest You make it sound easy
QUOTE(guest @ Feb 2 2006, 02:21 PM)

Today's Journal headline is amazing, Imagine having the highest per pupil cost in Hudson County (16 G's per) and receiving such poor scores on the DOE report card. Each member of the Board of ED. should resign immediately.

Maybe they should release 2 of the 3 superintendants they have. That would cut 250 K in tax payers Cabbage.
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Guest Tom Powell
What we must do is attend a Board of Education meeting, request the Salary guide for the district's Administrators and supervisors from the Board secretary. Start with the Superintendents office, Building Principals and Assistant Principals, Guidance offices and see what these clowns are earning and what little they do.

If we can't see the salaries, drop a dime on Christie's office.

School Officials

Superintendent of Schools:

Anthony R. Comprelli

Assistant Superintendent of Schools:

Frederick G. Confessore

Board of Education:

James A. Fife, Current President

James J. Giger

Joseph R. Bubenas

Harold G. Stahl

Yvonne Ma

Kimberly Woods

Maria J. Vila

Eileen Schimenti

Board Secretary/School Business Administrator:

M. Christine Scarpa

Board of Education Business Manager:

James F. Battalino

UNTILL THAT NEW SCHOOL ON CONTAMINATED LAND COMES, THESE PEOPLE, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF 1 OR 2, ARE TRUE FAILURES! NO FIELDS FOR THE KIDS OF HARRISON, TRAILORS FOR CLASS ROOMS, LIES ABOUT SCHOOLS ON THE OLD NICOLES RESTAURANT. WHEN GREED AND MONEY COME BEFORE THE MAYOR, THE DEVELOPERS COME FIRST

Don't forget Peter Higgins!!!!!!
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http://www.nj.com/news/reportcard/

Teacher Salaries and Benefits

Percents of teacher salaries and benefits of the total comparative expenditures. The percent increase or decrease represents the expenditure change in teacher salaries/benefits from one year to the next.

% for Teachers Salaries/Benefits % Change - Increase/Decrease (+/-)

--year------District --State Average-- -- District -- --State Average

2004-05----- 47%-- --55% -- -- -- --- 17%--- --- 8%

2003-04 ----- 49% -- --55% -- -- -- --- 9% --- --- 4%

2002-03 ----- 46% -- --56% -- -- -- --- 3%--- --- 8%

TOWN TEACHERS ARE UNDER PAID ACCORDING TO THE STATE AVERAGE!!!

Administrative Salaries and Benefits Percents of administrative salaries and benefits of the total comparative expenditures. The percent increase or decrease represents the expenditure change in administrative salaries/benefits from one year to the next.

% for Administrative Salaries/Benefits % Change - Increase/Decrease (+/-)

--year------District --State Average-- -- District -- --State Average

2004-05 -- -- 8%--- - --- 9% ---- --- - 21% --- ---- -8%

2003-04 -- -- 8% --- ---- 9% ----- --- - 8% --- ---- -5%

2002-03 -- -- 9% --- ---- 9% ---- --- - 6% --- ---- -1%

tHOUGH THE aDMINISTRATIVE PEOPLE ARE RIGHT THERE WITH STAT AVERAGE. (WOULD YOU COUNT MS. McDONOUGH AS AN ADMINISTRAVTIVE PERSON, WHAT ABOUT PETER HIGINS?)

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District  -  Spending Per Pupil

Bayonne    -    $9,219 

East Newark  -  $8,649 

Guttenberg  -  $6,905

Harrison      -  $15,890

(WWW. FULL ARTICLE)

HARRISON BUDGET SHOULD BE ON-LINE

As the saying goes, "Its not what you know, its who you know." Its all about Politics. The children deserve better then what the town of Harrison is offering. Election Day is drawing near, put your vote where your mouth is..give our children the best we can.

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Guest Do these names look familiar?

Harrison Public Library Board of Trustees

Maureen Gilmore

Concetta Gregory

Doreen Higgins

Carol Hogan

Constance McDonough

Mary Victoria McDonough

Jack Murray

Acting Director

Ellen N. Lucas

No wonder why the education system is so bad. You get hired by who you are , not what you do or how smart you are.

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